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Re: feedback to NVidia [was: Nvidia Drivers]



--- Rick Stevens <rstevens vitalstream com> wrote:
> Frank Tanner III wrote:
> > --- Rui Miguel Seabra <rms 1407 org> wrote:
> > 
> >>On Tue, 2004-05-25 at 16:37 -0700, Frank Tanner
> III
> >>wrote:
> >>
> >>>You have your beliefs and I have mine.  And mine
> >>
> >>is
> >>
> >>>that people deserve to try to make a living off
> of
> >>>their code, hardware, service they provide.
> >>
> >>Do not invert roles here, mister.
> >>
> >>*You* said they have a right to make money, and
> *I*
> >>said they have a
> >>right to try to make money.
> >>
> >>
> >>>The *REASON* their driver is proprietary and has
> >>>"black box" components is SIMPLE.  There are
> >>>proprietary pieces of code in the video card
> >>
> >>itself. 
> >>
> >>>These drivers need to access these pieces of
> code.
> >>
> >>>The drivers would have enough information in them
> >>
> >>to
> >>
> >>>deduce exactly what the code in the card is
> doing.
> >>
> >>>So, in effect, they would be, in effect, "giving
> >>
> >>away"
> >>
> >>>their proprietaty card stored on the video card
> >>>itself.
> >>
> >>This is bullshit. The reason, stated so by NVIDIA
> a
> >>few times, seems to
> >>be related to software patents.
> >>
> >>
> >>>choice.  Me?  I will use their cards, and their
> >>>drivers, because I like their products.
> >>
> >>Do you like MACROVISION? I hope you do, because
> you
> >>get it, wether you
> >>like it or not.
> >>
> >>Rui
> >>
> > 
> > 
> > I guess that's the difference between you and I. 
> I
> > don't attempt to pirate video using my NVidia
> card, so
> > Macrovision protection doesn't matter to me.
> 
> Gentlemen, can you please take this outside--perhaps
> to Usenet or some
> chat room somewhere where they enjoy flamewars?  It
> simply isn't
> appropriate for this forum and I'm rather tired of
> having to scroll past
> all of the invective and diatribes being spouted on
> this thread.
> 
> Either drop it or continue it OFF LIST.

Talk to the person flaming.  I'm not flaming one bit. 
I've been 100% rational throughout this.  He's the one
foaming at the mouth.

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